Zealand's Favourite Summer Holiday Destination
Maunganui NZ is situated in the city of Tauranga in the Bay of
Plenty region of New Zealand. Mt Maunganui is New Zealand's favourite
summer holiday destination with its white sandy surf beach on
the ocean side, and a safe sheltered inner harbour beach. Mount
Maunganui's world recognised surf beach is a popular area for
surfing, swimming, and all beach activities. Real Estate for sale
in Mount Maunganui and Papamoa New Zealand.
GUIDE AND A BIT OF HISTORY
- Mt Maunganui - Papamoa
earliest known settlers arrived from the Takitimu and Mataatua waka
in the 12th century. It was named "Tauranga", meaning
Traders in flax were active in the Bay of Plenty during the
1830s; some were transient, others married local women and settled
permanently. The first permanent trader was James Farrow, who traveled
to Tauranga in 1829, obtaining flax fibre for Australian merchants
in exchange for muskets and gunpowder. Farrow acquired half an acre
of land on 10 January 1838 at Otumoetai Pa- from the chiefs Tupaea,
Tangimoana and Te Omanu, the earliest authenticated land purchase
in the Bay of Plenty.
During the 1820s, missionaries from the Bay of Islands visited
the Tauranga district to obtain supplies of potatoes, pigs and flax.
In 1840, a Catholic mission station was established. Bishop Pompallier
was given land within the palisades of Otumoetai Pa- for a church
and a presbytery. The mission station closed in 1863 due to land
wars in the Waikato district.
than 220 years ago, Captain Cook had sailed into these waters
and named the area the Bay of Plenty. The explorer had come
upon many diverse landforms during his epic voyages in the late
18th century, but his encounter with the central northeast coast
of New Zealand must have pleased him well. The name he gave
to the sweep of ocean beaches, accommodating harbour and fertile
hinterland has stuck with good reason. The Bay of Plenty is
a popular holiday destination, offering beaches with pounding
surf as well as scenic lakes further inland.
is the bustling, confident port city where pleasure craft jostle
in the marinas and charter vessels operate fishing, scuba diving
and dolphin-watching trips. There is no shortage of shopping
and dining in Tauranga either. This, after all, is the centre
of the Bay of Plenty, a region experiencing steady population
is a coastal resort town which enjoys great weather year round,
and is a popular destination for those seeking sun, sand and relaxation.
As New Zealands Surf City, Mount Maunganuis
beaches are great for surfing and diving, with large numbers of
visitors wanting to experience the laid-back summery atmosphere.Mt
Maunganui is a centre for summertime activities, hosting everything
from surf lifesaving events to beach volleyball, national surf
contests to sandcastle-building.
Mount Maunganui, or Mauao, is also the name of the extinct volcano
which rises above the town. Shrouded in history and legend, the
mountain is a dominant feature of the landscape, and a climb to
the summit offers amazing views of the surrounding city and ocean.The
relaxed atmosphere of Mount Maunganui has something for everyone,
from its vibrant café and pub scene, to its coastal shopping
and beach culture.
Mount Maunganui is one of the most popular summer holiday destinations
in the country, Mount Maunganui caters for thousands of visitors
each year and the Mount Mainstreet shopping centre is well placed
to provide for their every need including boutique shops, quality
restaurants and cafes. Mount Maunganui has also become a thriving
business and commercial centre and the hub for all import and
export trade for the Bay of Plenty. It is the home of one of the
two busiest seaports in the country.
The Mount Mainstreet Shopping Centre is the main shopping area
of downtown Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. It is
situated at the foot of Mount Maunganui (Mauao), from which the
town takes it's name, on a narrow peninsula that separates the
sheltered waters of Tauranga Harbour and the pristine white sands
of the Pacific Ocean. The shopping centre is 300 metres walking
distance from the Mall and calm waters of Pilot Bay, where the
cruise ships birth.
On the opposite side of the peninsula lie the sands of Mount Maunganui's
world recognised surf beach - a popular area for surfing, swimming,
and all beach activities. The majestic Mauao with its walking
tracks popular Hot Salt water pools is an easy stroll from the
Today most of the early buildings have long gone and the skyline
in and around downtown Mount Maunganui is amongst the most rapidly
changing in the country. Developers and entrepreneurs are fast
recognising its potential, and rapid development is underway to
build the area surrounding this popular shopping centre into a
premium year round destination for holiday makers.
is situated in the Tauranga District of the Bay of Plenty region
on the northeastern coast of the North Island of New Zealand.
Papamoa is the largest suburb in Tauranga City.
has miles of white sandy beach stretching from Mount Maunganui
in the west to the Kaituna River in the east. Widespread settlement
of the area did not start until the early 1980s. Prior to this
Papamoa had been largely a rural area. Papamoa is now one of
the fastest growing areas in New Zealand due to the increase
in popularity of coastal communities, close proximity to Tauranga
and recent local shopping developments. Once a small and tight
knit community, many of Papamoa's sweeping paddocks have been
swallowed up by urban development. Papamoa's Real Estate prices
have also sky-rocketed in recent times.
is also renowned for its fishing, surfing and the Papamoa Hills
Cultural Heritage Regional Park. As a surfing spot, the area
is underrated and has often been seen as the 'poor cousin' to
to Mt Maunganui New Zealand